Authors by Design, or as known by its members “AbD”, was founded on July 2005.
Our goal was to create a home for the struggling as well as the veteran authors.
AbD is a friendly, welcoming environment for all authors to learn, teach,
share, support, motivate and create strong bonds with other authors.
The extensive variety of our forums and authors ensures that there’s a place here for everyone. Whether you write novels, novellas, short stories, movie scripts, poetry, journals or blogs, in AbD you will find the place to express yourself.
Every member’s opinion counts, it doesn’t matter if you’re an old or new member. Our forum grows and changes based on our members needs. No voice here will go unheard.
What you will find in our forum:
Learn how the forum works, introduce yourself, see the latest forum news, shameless self-promotion, showcase your work, technology, research, chatroom news.
Make suggestions to the administrators about the forum or contest/events you’d like to see materialized.
CONTESTS & CONFERENCES:
Find out about the latest contests or conferences offered by AbD or third parties.
WRITING BY DESING:
Engage in writing challenges, keep a journal, track your submissions and nudge your muse with weekly quotes and prompts.
Anatomy, conquering the block, grammar dilemmas, skill building challenges, character development and role playing.
Action, adventure, thriller, horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/suspense, biography and family history, cartoon/comic strip writing, children’s, young adult, inspirational, erotica, historical fiction, humor, mainstream/contemporary, marketing and journalism, poetry, scripts, songwriting/lyrics, technical/nonfiction, westerns and women’s fiction.
General critique forum, Private critique groups and Private critique partners.
NOTE: Members must request to join the general critique forums.
NOTE2: Members may apply to join a private critique forum or request to create their own.
THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY:
Networking, formatting, cover letters, query letters, synopsis, cover art, agents, editors, publishers, copyrights, publishing types, available markets.
Chit chat, teen’s chat, greeting cards, procrastinating, movie chatter, word games, the night table, debate.
Meet other members in friendly chat, schedule chats for your private critique group, host events, live Q&A interviews, role playing and more.